Anime Limited Acquire Love Live! Sunshine!! for UK Streaming & Distribution
30/06/2016 1 Comment
In a rather interesting, but unsurprising announcement, Anime Limited have announced that they have acquired the UK Streaming and Distribution rights to Love Live! Sunshine!!; which is of course the spin-off to Love Live! School Idol Project which spawn two seasons (which are currently available from MVM Entertainment) and a film.
Why exactly is this an unsurprising announcement? Well Love Live! The School Idol Movie was shown as part of MCM Loves Anime, hosted by Anime Limited, during the October 2015 MCM London Comic Con and at the previous May 2016 MCM London Comic Con the Anime Limited booth were selling a variety of Love Live! albums so I guess it’s only natural that we would expect a Love Live! related announcement from Anime Limited at some point.
In any event; Anime Limited have signed an exclusivity deal with the subscription based video-on-demand streaming service Crunchyroll for Love Live! Sunshine!! to be simulcast to the UK and Ireland. Basically when the anime starts in July everyone with a crunchyroll subscription within the UK will be able to watch it. In addition to this streaming deal Anime Limited have licensed the series for a UK Blu-ray and DVD release with the series itself scheduled in for a 2017 release.
Synopsis: Uranohoshi Girls’ High School, a private school in the seaside neighborhood of Uchiura at Numazu city, Shizuoka prefecture.
A small high school in a corner of Suruga Bay, it is home to nine teens, led by second-year student Chika Takami, driven by one seriously big dream:
To become the next generation of bright, sparkling “school idols”! As long as we don’t give up, any dream can come true…
All we have to do now is keep pushing hard for fame and glory!
Now their “School Idol Project” begins to make their dreams come true!
As always Anime Limited will provide further details surrounding the simulcast of Love Live! Sunshine!! in the coming weeks while news of the Blu-ray and DVD release of the series probably won’t get mentioned again until next year; in any event it’s exciting news.